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Bookshelf: The Day the Crayons Quit

One day, as Duncan was getting ready to color in class, he opened his box of crayons only to find a stack of written letters. One by one he opens the letters and begins to read. To his surprise the letters are from the crayons! Letter after letter, color after color, Duncan acknowledges each complaint. But what were the crayons complaining about? Each one had a feeling of being overworked , underworked,unappreciated, and/or misused. Duncan came up with a plan and decided to color one big picture using every color to its best abilities. The Picture was so unique and beautiful that Duncan’s teacher gave him an A+ for creativity.

 

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In Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families, Lauren Krasny Brown and Marc Brown explore all of the different possibilities that can arise as a result of a parents’ divorce. The topics covered include why parents might get a divorce, how things may change, how a child can expect to feel as a result of the divorce, what holidays and special occasions may look like after the divorce, and even the possibility of step parents and siblings. This would be a great book for a child whose parents have or are getting divorced. It would also be great to use as a conversation starter for those who are unsure of how to tell their child about the already made decision to end a marriage. If a child is acting out as a result of their parents splitting up, this book would be a great reference for them to explore and name their feelings, therefore allowing them to cope with those feelings in a healthier way. The authors approach this subject in a sensitive manner that may allow young readers to come to terms with the difficulties that accompany change in their families.

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